Mongolia (MNN) — 25 years ago, there were only four reported believers in the nation of Mongolia. Now, with over 40,000 believers, Mongolia is the 8th-fastest growing church in the world.
A huge part of it is because of Christian radio broadcasting.
“Far East Broadcasting, FEBC, has been involved in the country, taking the Gospel there for many years,” says John Fugler of Reach Beyond.
“They’ve established a radio station…and it’s been spreading throughout the country, adding repeaters and other stations to broadcast the Gospel.”
The stations have proven to be effective. Recently, a new church was planted in the capital city of Mongolia by FEBC listeners.
After years of work, Reach Beyond has partnered with FEBC to help establish more stations.
“At Reach Beyond…we build radio stations in unreached parts of the world. Our team and their team got together and realized that we could be a part of this–be in partnership to make this happen,” Fugler says.
The goal of the partnership is to work with local believers to put a station in each of the 21 provinces. But in countries like Mongolia, where the Gospel is just starting to take root, there are obstacles that get in the way.
“There’s always opposition–spiritual opposition, political opposition–and other things that just go with that. You have to lean on the Lord [and] say, ‘God you’ve opened this door, and we’re going to walk through it.’”
While doors have been opening, one obstacle continues to hinder the progress: funding. However, a solution has recently presented itself.
“Moody Broadcasting came to us and said, ‘We really like this partnership–this project. We’d like to tell our listeners about it and actually raise funds to accomplish this.’”
Fuglar adds, “That was a direct answer to prayer.”
Mission Mongolia: One Month, One Nation
Now, during the month of July, the three partners are promoting Mission Mongolia to raise funds for three new stations.
“By the end of this month, you may see these three stations fully funded, and by the end of the year, those three stations broadcasting on the air,” Fugler says.
“With these stations adding to the current network of stations, 90% of the population will be covered with Christian radio. So this is really strategic. Basically you’re seeing virtually [the] entire country within reach of the Gospel being broadcast.”
Moody Radio is telling its listeners about the project each day during July.
“The big event on Moody running this month culminates July 30 and 31. Four of their stations will take two full days to come to the climax of this campaign for Mission Mongolia.”
Reach Beyond is also raising funds for their SonSet Effect project.
“The SonSet Radios are solar-powered, hand-held radios, fixed-tuned to the local Christian radio station,” Fugler explains.
“We’ll send 900 of these to Mongolia to be used at some of the radio stations that are being built. The radio station will then hand out these radios to people in the community and have an instant audience.”
These tools help share the Gospel in places that missionaries can’t go.
During this month, the three partners need your help to impact Mongolia for Christ. Take your next step to fund the stations, or the SonSet Effect project. Also, follow Reach Beyond’s Mission Mongolia prayer list on their Facebook page.
“I think we’re going to see some great things happen. This is just the beginning of what God’s going to be doing in Mongolia.”